Montserrat's Top Five Youth Basketballers Head to Jumpstart Clinic
Five Under 16 basketball players have been selected to attend the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinic in Antigua this weekend.
A statement from Digicel said they “and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced last week that Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics will return to the Caribbean for the second consecutive year.
“Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics, which are run by NBA International Basketball Operations staff and focus on player development, will feature the top boys and girls from Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat.
“The top five players selected to represent Montserrat in this year’s clinic are Dave Williams, Kiano Woods, Maldrick Weekes, Keijounia Thomas and Davin Smith. They will be a part of a group of 40 U-16 basketball players who participated in the second Digicel Jumpstart Clinic held at the J.S.C Sports Complex in Antigua” starting Friday, September 16, 2016.
“NBA assistant coaches Steven Silas (Charlotte Hornets), Matt Brase (Houston Rockets), Bob MacKinnon (Dallas Mavericks), Jim Moran (Portland Trailblazers), Tom Bialaszewski (Los Angeles Lakers) and Lloyd Pierce (Philadelphia 76ers) will be on hand to provide instruction at the camps.
“We are proud to partner with Digicel to bring grassroots basketball development to hundreds of young Caribbean players for the second straight year,” said NBA Latin America Vice President & Managing Director Arnon de Mello. “As a leading operator in the Caribbean and a strategic NBA partner, Digicel shares our commitment to growing basketball in the region and teaching the values of the game, including teamwork, respect and leadership.”
“Last year, Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics brought together more than 300 of the top male players ages 16 and under from across the Caribbean. The top eight players from the Elite Camp visited NBA headquarters in New York City and attended an NBA game in Brooklyn, where they watched Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors take on the Brooklyn Nets. Friends and family will be able to follow this year’s Jumpstart clinics on Digicel’s social media platforms as well as on SportsMax TV.
“In March 2015, Digicel and the NBA announced a multiyear partnership that delivers live games and extensive NBA programming to more than 30 Caribbean territories through SportsMax and made Digicel the Official Wireless Partner of the NBA in the region.”